aww..it was really sad =[
I don’t know what I was expecting when I clicked on the link to this story. Whatever it was, it wasn’t what I got. I was overwhelmed by the emotions that this story evoked. I cried when I tried to finish the story.
A Mother’s Love centers around Ginny and Molly Weasley's relationship. Molly is hit by an ‘experimental’ spell, causing her to forget her entire family. The story follows Ginny through her attempts at entertaining her mother while Arthur looks for the counter spell.
Ginny tried to explain her family, along with her relationship with Harry, to her mother. In turn, Molly tells Ginny about her past, thinking it is the present time. Though their conversations, Ginny learns more about her mother, and herself. Despite her condition, Molly still shows her mothering tendencies and envelopes Ginny in a comforting hug.
Lilypudding does an excellent job of keeping both Ginny and Molly in character, despite Molly’s spell induced time warp. The only character I had some issues with was Arthur. There were some spots where his interactions with Ginny seemed forced.
George said in an almost philosophical way, “No, Mum causes the problems, because she’s too meddling. If Ginny would just open up and talk to her, there’d be no problems. But Ginny doesn’t feel comfortable talking to her.”
Lilypudding used George to describe Molly and Ginny’s relationship perfectly. I’m sure that this is the way many teenagers feel about their parents, and vice versa. All Molly wants from Ginny is for her to open up, but Ginny can’t open up because she isn’t comfortable talking to her mother as a friend.
Molly looked as if Ginny had slashed her with a white-hot knife. A pang of guilt flashed through Ginny.
Lilypudding uses colorful descriptions though out her story. The words seem to leap off the page and pull you into the story.
While the theme of the story is loss and realization, there are several parts where the right amount of humor is added to lighten the ‘heaviness’ of the story.
This is, by far, one of the best stories I have read about the relationship between Ginny and Molly and I would recommend it to everyone who has a box of Kleenex handy.
Author's Response: A million thanks for your review, Khrys. I can't believe you took so much time to write such a wonderful review for a story that didn't even place in a contest with six entrants. I don't believe how nice this review is! I'm going to be smiling for at least the rest of the year because of this!
This is a really great story! I like the pacing and the sytle of the story, It has a nice flow. The only thing that I can say is that Arthur is a bit OOC: I don't think that he would just send his wife off like that. BUt I love this story, especially how you emphasize the significance of a mothers hug.
Author's Response: Thanks for your constructive review, Gemma Hawk. I am seriously considering re-editing this story to make Arthur more in character. This was a story really written in a menical way, in two VERY short days before a challenge deadline, so I'm glad you like it at all!
This is a really well written story! It's well structured, and it leaves the end open. I would really like you to continue this, it's just great. I first came accros your story form the review you left me, so thank you very much, the power of reviews! I'm off to read some of your other stories! And, Potters has a banner now, thanks to Fly To Dawn! I noticed you Banner, it was simply gorgeous, and so talented. =) Good Luck writing!
Author's Response: *rambles in happiness because of recieving such a nice review* Thanks for the review, Lurid! That banner wasn't created by me, though... it was created by Token of HPFF. I should put that in there, but at the time I was more concentrated on getting the banner to work than giving credit. I really don't wish to continue this, honestly, being chaptered-story phobic (I can't believe I'm taking on the challenge of a chaptered L/J). This story did not go well in the challenge (there were six entries, three places, and an honorable mention and I didn't recieve mention) probably because of the lack of an ending. I wanted to leave the end open though, it makes it more powerful! Anyway, thanks for the review! *ends rambling*
I really enjoyed the creativity involved in this fic. My challenge entry along with the others are centered more on loss while you tried something different. Also from the point of a daughter living away from my mother for the first time, I liked how you developed the relationship between Molly and Ginny. Thanks for the reminder on why mothers are so great.
Author's Response: Thanks for the review, Gonz. I tried to make my story more fun and happy because I've noticed my funner fics do better than my serious ones, and also, I was in a very happy mood when I wrote this. I'm glad you enjoyed the development of Ginny and Molly- I never intended that to be the center of my fic, but it just happened that way. This fic ran away from me- I planned to briefly focus on Molly's relationship with all her children, not dive into her relationship with Ginny. I'm glad you enjoyed it.